Sunday, July 25, 2021

Happy Needle to Thread Day and a Little Freebie !

 Good morning and "Happy Thread the Needle Day" . Oh what a grand day to celebrate with some slow stitching!  So what do you have on the agenda? Something fun I hope. 

This little quilt is going into the hoop today for some hand quilting.  I pieced this quilt last week but did not get a chance to quilt on it.

                

And this little fall cross stitch project is going to be my cross stitch project today. I shared it yesterday on IG ,but I  hope to have it completed here soon. 

Hubby and I went on an impromptu camping trip this past week. It had been rainy earlier this week,  and we had our own personal pond behind the camper.😆 .



 I was a bit surprised we were put in this spot, but three sweet ducks entertained us daily with their antics. 

We did a little kayaking  in the tributary to the Tennessee River. 

           

The current on the the main river was pretty strong. 

 I  enjoyed bird watching and saw a few birdies as I floated along. Hubby of course fished. 

  

 I got a kick out of these ole' gals. They did not want to be disturbed at all.  

 Not much quilting or stitching took place, but the day before we left,  I pieced this little humble quilt. I saw a similar one on Lori Brechlin's  Notforgotten Farms blog. 

 I think it would be cute on a table or draped from a basket. Paxton likes the quilt and would like to snuggle with it in his rocker.

                  

 Or it could take a ride in my patriotic truck.

 I believe I will make a blue one here soon. 

In celebration of Needle to Thread Day I would love to share this little stitch with you.  I stitched it up in a couple of hours.

           

 A simple pincushion sits on a spool of thread, and of course there is a needle and a pair of scissors. 

I finished it into a teeny pin pillow and used a bit of beautiful vintage lace, gifted to me recently by my dear friend, Pat . Thank you, Miss Pat. It was just the right touch for this piece. 

 If you would like to stitch it , I invite you to check out the little charts below. 

Many of you know , but I always like to leave this little disclaimer.  

I stitch my little designs for fun and to decorate my home. I feel very blessed by this community and love sharing my little charts, but I am not a professional designer. And I do not have professional software. Thank you for understanding that I  have to put each page on separate pdf downloads because of the devices I use. I apologize for that.  And I am always grateful for your kind encouragement , your visits, and stitching my little designs. 

Click here for the instruction page. 



Click here for the charts. 



Before you leave, I want to tell you how delighted I am that you stopped by for a Sunday visit. You know I love visitors and our little chats. Remember I would love to see your stitches and projects. You can always tag me on Instagram and use #pinkernpunkinquilting or Direct Message or Email me.  Have a blessed day, my sweet friends and keep those needles busy. As always...
Happy stitching, ya'll
Melisa

I am joining these lovely ladies' link parties. I hope you check them out; they always have so many wonderful projects going on and provide the opportunity for other needle workers to meet.  


      Kathy at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday

Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework for Oh Scrap

Beth at Love Laugh Quilt  for Monday Making
Judy at Small Quilts Doll Quilts for Design Wall Monday
Lynette at What a Hoot! for BOMs Away Monday

I can not count my day complete , till needle, thread and fabric meet. 

Hugs and Stitches!

         

39 comments:

  1. The sweet truck looks fabulous with all those little quilts bundled in it. What a lovely place to camp your campervan. It must have been so peaceful to look at it and see the antics of those sweet feathered critters. The red and white little quilt is lovely and the new little pin cushion is so very sweet.

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    1. Thank you so much, Kim. It was a great camping trip and those ducks were a joy to watch. It is nice to get away every now and then but now it is time to get back to quilting and stitching. Lol. Have a great week.

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    2. I love this tomato stitch. You are one of the designgers I love to stitch. Glad you could go camping.

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  2. the little quit is very cute! Your fall stitchery is very pretty, you'll be ready when autumn arrives. I love the stitchery with the thread and scissors, you're tempting me again! Happy stitching!

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    1. Lol thank you so much, Gretchen for the sweet visit. Sometimes a simple little quilt feels good to create especially when it takes no time at all. lol. Have a wonderful week.

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  3. You sure have a way with decorating and making photo vignettes! I love the idea of a quilt bundled into a truck!!!

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    1. You are so kind, Nancy. Thank you so much. I enjoy decorating with my quilts. When I start to change out my decor for the season, the 1st things that come out are my seasonal quilts.Lol. Happy quilting.

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  4. Not sure what happened to my comment - LOL I think I clicked preview, but maybe it will show in a few. I'll pop back & see what's happening - I've been here before and they don't show. Thank you also for the fun links!!!

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    1. Aah well thank you so much for visiting me and hope that you other comment comes back up . I have found that sometimes blogger does some weird things; I wish I was more tech savvy to know what goes on with it.

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  5. Sounds like a few fun camping days. Love the ducks and the geese. Geese to tend to like to be left alone. My inlaws had a flock when My Guy and I were first dating, they could be pretty mean. A very fun stitching accessory cross stitch. Hope you get in a great week of hand stitching.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Kate for the sweet visit. These geese wanted to be left alone for sure. They were so pretty, though. The Canadian geese were pretty docile though.They are fun to watch though. Hope you have a great week .

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  6. What a darling design for Thread the Needle Day, Melisa! Love it! I also love your red and white block mini quilt. And yes, I think you should make one in blue and white! Have a good Sunday!

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Robin. I had originally wanted a blue and white one but started this one at midnight so I wasn't going to the quilt nest that late so I used what I had on hand. A blue one is definitely in my future. Happy stitching.

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  7. I always enjoy all the beautiful eye candy you share. Thanks and thanks for another cute chart.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Jacqueline. That really warms my heart. I hope you had a wonderful day and got in a bit of stitching yourself.

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  8. Melisa, I can't recall how I found your blog but I'm so glad I did. It's always a bright spot to come and visit. I enjoy your creativity and your energy!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Maureen. I am so very glad you found me too. You are always so kind when you leave a comment and that means the world to me. Have a wonderful week, dear.

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  9. That little red quilt is perfect with the bear! Looks like a nice camping get away. Enjoy your Sunday.

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Deb. I am loving the red and white quilt with the little bear. He was a thrifty find last week and I am still smitten with him. Lol. Have a wonderful week dear and thank you for the visit and sweet comment.

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  10. What a great place to camp for a few days! I hope you get time to stitch today!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Sarah. I thought there would be a lot of noise and traffic at this spot but it was quiet and relaxing. I will definitely go there again. I have been quilting a lot today and am going to end the night with some stitching. I hope you got in some stitching yourself. Have a great week.

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  11. Such a sweet mini vacation for you guys! Love visitors with beaks though, I'm a chicken when it comes to those white geese... I was chased by one when I was little so I'm very wary...thank goodness there was no phone cameras back in those days! Lolol Thank you for the new stitch! Apparently, it's time for stitch-us interrupt-us because I'm all over it! As always, the charm you create by your displays is non-compared. Happy stitching & many blessings!

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Stacie. Those geese were quite perturbed and I did not get too close myself. I can imagine them trying to peck at me. Lol. I so hope you enjoy this little stitch and were able to stitch the day away. Happy stitching and have a wonderful week.

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  12. Fun stitching and a beautiful place to go kayaking!

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    1. Aah thank you so much. It was a delightful and relaxing trip. I have to admit I am ready to go again. Lol. Have a lovely week and thank you for the visit.

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  13. I love your quilting and that little cross-stitch. Thanks for the pattern!

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Cathie. It was a quick little quilt to make ; sometimes something simple fills that quilting urge . LOl. I hope you enjoy the little design and happy stitching.

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  14. Love your camping photos, right by the duck pond! We go camping too.

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Jenny. It was a delightful trip. I always enjoy seeing your photos when you go camping. I hope that you are able to take a vacation soon. Happy quilting.

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  15. You have some fun stitching projects there and love your mini quilts! The sweet red patchwork one is just lovely with the red chair and your bear. And your camping trip looks like a lot of fun!

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    1. Oh thank you so much. The little quilt does look pretty in the red chair. That chair was a recent thrifty find and with it being red I was all over it. Lol. Thank you for the sweet visit and comment and hope you have a fabulous week filled with quilting.

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  16. That is a cute little pin cushion. I have saved it thinking it would be a great item for quilters. Thanks for sharing. Now to find time to try it. Have a great week.

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    1. Oh thank you so much for the sweet visit Bonnie. It would be a great gift for a quilter. I will use mine as a pincushion myself. I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week. Happy quilting.

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  17. Happy Needle to Thread Day to you, and thank you for this cute little pin cushion pattern. I'm a new follower to your blog. I'll have to go back through prior posts to see all your lovely stitchings and vignettes.

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    1. Welcome, Karen and thank you for subscribing to my blog. I have been blogging for about a year and have enjoyed every minute of it. I hope you enjoy the previous posts and maybe you will find something you like. Happy stitching.

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  18. I'm going camping next week with lots of family - a mini reunion.

    I love your little rocker. I have an old kid's rocker too. I keep it next to the bookshelf of old children's books. Grandkids used to love to sit there when they were younger.

    I have jars of old buttons and wooden spools but I don't do any fancy and fun decorating with them like you do! I should, though!

    That's a sweet cross stitch. I might be able to handle that one and I probably even have the supplies.

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    1. I hope you have a delightful and fun filled camping trip. Even better since it will be with family. Thank you so much for the sweet visit, Cathy. I just recently purchased that little rocker and am in love with it. The grandkids like it too. I hope you enjoy this little stitch and have a wonderful week and camping trip.

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  19. Melisa,
    Thank you so much for all of your generosity with your sweet patterns. I'm so happy I found you, although I don't remember how. I think it was Instagram, because I follow you there too. I feel like you live somewhere close to me. I know the Tennessee River is very long, but I live near it too. Your blog post are one of the few that I read in it's entirety. I always enjoy yours so much. Again, thanks for all of the sweet patterns.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Carol. You are so kind and I am so touched that you enjoy my blog. That means the world to me. I bet we are not too far away if you live near the Tennessee River. Hubby loves to fish it and I love to camp along it. lol. Hope your week is filled with blessings. Happy stitching.

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